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Bob Gaydos is a veteran of 40-plus years in daily newspapers. He began as police reporter with The (Binghamton, N.Y.) Sun-Bulletin, eventually covering government and politics as well as serving as city editor, features editor, sports editor and executive editor. He was also managing editor of the Evening Capital in Annapolis, Md. He retired from daily newspapering in 2007 after 29 years with the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., where he was Sunday/features editor and, for 23 years, editorial page editor. He won numerous awards for his editorials from the New York Newspaper Publishers Association and The Associated Press and in 1992 was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. Gaydos continues to write on a freelance basis, including a column on addiction for the Record. He is also focused on guiding his two sons, Max and Zack, through college.

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Turning on the lights at Woodstock's 50th anniversary., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 24, 2019
I finally got to Woodstock. Peace We are not a mellow nation at the moment, but it was a mellow concert at Bethel Woods celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Peace. Love. Hope.
Vidkun Quisling, Norway's leader who collaborated  with Germany in World War II, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 10, 2019
A vocabulary for the Trump era From "misogynist" to "narcissist" to "emoluments "and "quisling," Trump has forced us to improve our vocabulary, if not his.
Women's Soccer Team Captures Hearts Nationwide... But Not In The Oval Office., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 9, 2019
A great weekend for America The Epstein story is as sordid as the women's soccer story is salubrious, yet it also stirred a feeling in me - and others, I believe - of, "Yes! Good! Terrific!"
There will be more than fireworks on The Mall this year., From TwitterPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 1, 2019
Happy Birthday to us, America What Trump is doing is not normal, America, and it's important to say so. In fact, I am proud and grateful that I live in a country that still grants me that freedom.
Harry Frankfurt ... he knows B.S. when he hears it., From WikimediaPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 22, 2019
The sad truth: It's all B.S. The difference between liars and bullshitters is that liars are acquainted with the truth. They have to be to maintain their lies. There is a discipline involved. Bullshitters don't care.
Suggested change: A person addicted to heroin, rather than a heroin addict. It's a matter of labels and stigma and barriers to recovery., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 6, 2019
An addict by any other name, please Researchers say that changing the way we talk about addiction - referring to people with a heroin addiction rather than heroin addicts, . for example - could reduce the stigma and encourage more people to seek recovery.
Part of the crowd at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 12, 2019
Countdown to Woodstock 50 and 2020 Zero: Chances that fans who get to either of the planned Woodstock 50 celebrations will care about the mixups. Peace and love.
Kylie Jenner for Nip + Fab, among others., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 12, 2019
On Influence and Insensitivity Would I rather be a pundit or an influencer? The latter pays better, but I'd have to compete with Kylie Jenner.
From Donald Trump, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Are you now, or have you ever ...? A TV commentator has, on the air, asked the president of the United States if he is, in effect, a traitor.
Not even marginal., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 27, 2018
Pundit or no, Trump's got to go I never thought of myself as a pundit, but today, apparently, the definition has changed. So, punditly speaking, I find myself depressed and mystified that polls continue to report that 80 percent of Republicans think Donald Trump is doing a good job as president.
From Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 16, 2018
In search of 21 influential thinkers Who are the Teslas, Edisons, Jungs who will shape this still-young century? We're not looking back. And this is a cooperative venture. What do you think?
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 2, 2018
It’s time to un-dumb America The Fox News Generation, fed a daily diet of fear and fiction, may be beyond saving, but there's still time and hope for the youngsters. Knowledge is power. Our schools need to step up their game.
The Trump Family. An intervention might be in order., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 18, 2018
America's in need of an intervention Trump, who doesn't drink, is a sucker for applause, adulation. It's his alcohol. He sank into a deep withdrawal when the pre-vote campaign rallies ended. A dry drunk if there ever was one.
Trump: Acting AG Whitaker is 'highly respected.. He said this after saying he never met the man he appointed.', From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 10, 2018
The buck never stops at Trump's desk A lousy appointment for attorney general? Republicans losing congressional races? "Hey, never met the guy. And they never asked for my help." Not his fault. Never is.
The caravan heading, very slowly, to the US-Mexico border., From GoogleImages
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 3, 2018
Maybe it's just me, but why would they throw rocks? If you're fleeing violence, looking for a safe haven, why would you throw rocks at armed troops at your chosen destination? You wouldn't. It's a ruse to rile the bigoted base. Also, Khashoggi and mail bombs. Maybe it's just me, but none of this is normal.
Trump asks Ben Carson to say prayer before cabinet meeting Donald Trump asks Ben Carson, secretary of housing and urban development, to say a prayer ahead of his cabinet meeting, telling reporters to stay and listen., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Evangelicals/Trump: Marriage of convenience The key to my finally understanding the evangelical embrace of Trump, the most amoral, immoral, irreligious occupant of the White House perhaps ever, is realizing I had it backwards. It doesn't matter to Bakker. The worse Trump is the sooner the holy war can start.
From File:Aretha Franklin on January 20, 2009., From GoogleImages
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 24, 2018
Aretha, Elvis, Count Dracula and the Babe. What's going on? So, the prince of darkness, the Sultan of Swat in the musical king and queen all died on the same date. Coincidence? Maybe, but I'm thinking it's more likely that there's a message we humans haven't figured out yet.
The dapper Tom Wolfe. He died with insufficient notice., From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 11, 2018
Bobby B, Lebron, Elon and Tom Wolfe What do Bobby Bonilla, Lebron James, Elon Musk and Tom Wolfe have in common? They were all on a list on my phone. I figured if these names were on a list of newsmakers, I should at least tell people why.
Report: US Therapists See Increase in Patients With 'Trump Anxiety Disorder.., From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 4, 2018
TAD? TFS? Whatever ... I've got it It's downright tiring writing the same thing over and over again: Dotard did/said something dumb or cruel, or both. Then he lied about it. Republicans didn't care (they've committed suicide) and his loyalists cheered. End of story.
Front page of The Capital in Annapolis, Md., From TwitterPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 1, 2018
'Enemy of the people'? Not the press Words have power. When those in position of power use words recklessly -- and Trump does so routinely -- innocent people can be hurt. The facts speak for themselves. The Amendments to the Constitution are in order for a reason. People should not have to live in fear for speaking or writing the truth. That's what makes America great.

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